One of the Hodgman majority Liberal Government’s key priorities is jobs and the economy and we are committed to supporting vulnerable Tasmanians.

That is why today we have invested another $110,000 to support Hamlet, helping more Tasmanians in need.

Hamlet café is celebrating 20,000 hours of work experience for more than 250 people.

More than 75% of participants complete their training and either move on to employment or further training.

The Not for Profit charitable organisation provides a hands-on training program delivering meaningful outcomes for people facing employment barriers.

Hamlet works with people with significant social, cultural or language barriers and is currently working with three target cohorts:

  • long-term unemployed;
  • intellectual or physical disability; and/or
  • a lack or language or numeracy skills.

Participants experience increased confidence, improved basic language and numeracy skills, as well as skill sets required to work in the hospitality industry, all of which increases their chances of gaining paid employment.

The Hodgman majority Liberal Government has given Hamlet $270,000 to support café operations.

The additional $110,000 is another example of the Government’s commitment to strategic growth and ensuring all Tasmanians are provided with the opportunity to share in our strong economy and have the skills and confidence to participate in work and their community.

Elise Archer, Liberal Member for Clark